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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Does cymbalta cause memory loss?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Does cymbalta cause memory loss?

Not common: No, memory loss is not a common side effect with cymbalta. It can cause drowsiness though. ...Read more

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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Does cymbalta cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Does cymbalta cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Memory Loss: I understand your concern. Cymbalta may cause short term memory loss. At age 17, possible causes are- ? Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use ? Stress ? Depression ? Sleep deprivation ? Deficiencies in vitamin B1 and B12 ? Underactive or Overactive thyroid gland ? HIV ? Head injury See a Physician for Diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and monitoring of Cymbalta, Breathing Relax ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Smith
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I am on 60 mg. of cymbalta for ten years. My Dr. wants me to take indefinitely. Will this cause memory loss if I take for another 20 yrs.?

Dr. Matthew Smith
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I am on 60 mg. of cymbalta for ten years.  My Dr. wants me to take indefinitely.  Will this cause memory loss if I take for another 20 yrs.?

No.: Memory problems are such a remote possibility that it would not be worth your concern. They are not known to develop with long term use. And, your dose is not high. But you should be posing your question to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Vanja Kondev
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Can cymbalta cause weight loss?

Dr. Vanja Kondev
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Can cymbalta cause weight loss?

Weight gain: All antidepressants can cause weight gain as part of their side-effect profile. In the case of Cymbalta it's uncommon. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Can cymbalta cause hair loss?

Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Can cymbalta cause hair loss?

Yes: It is possible for Cymbalta to cause hair loss, even though rarely. If it happens to you, it really doesn't matter how rare it is! ...Read more

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Dr. Shariq Refai
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Im now taking Zoloft 100mg cymbalta 30mg for 2wks then i will stop Zoloft and just take cymbalta... Will this cause weight loss or gain?

Dr. Shariq Refai
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Im now taking Zoloft 100mg cymbalta 30mg  for 2wks then i will stop Zoloft and just take cymbalta... Will this cause weight loss or gain?

Generally: Some medications dont exactly cause weight gain but if you feel depressed sometimes you dont eat so when you take an antidepressant and start feeling better your appetite comes back and you end up gaining weight. This doesnt always happen but some people treat the weight gain as causal to the medication when in fact its due to improved mood which leads to improved appetite. Just watch what you eat. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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My doctor prescribed me with cymbalta. Will it cause acne and hair loss? I experienced those side effects with Wellbutrin XL.

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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My doctor prescribed me with cymbalta. Will it cause acne and hair loss? I experienced those side effects with Wellbutrin XL.

It should not: If it does, it is worth the risk. Acne can be managed; usually topical benzoyl peroxide is sufficient. It's difficult to know what to make of accounts of sudden hair loss in people on this medication; emotional turmoil can do this to people. Even if it is real, it is a small price to pay for relief of the terrible, private pain for which this medicine is usually prescribed. Be brave and go ahead. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Which causes side effect of hair loss and weight gain? Latuda? Cymbalta? Klonopin? Trazadone? Singulair? Qvar? Dymista.? TSH is normal.

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Which causes side effect of hair loss and weight gain?  Latuda? Cymbalta? Klonopin? Trazadone? Singulair? Qvar? Dymista.? TSH is normal.

Latuda: can cause weight gain. None of these are known to cause significant hair loss. Depakote can cause the combination of weight gain and hair loss (breakage) ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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53 yo on 60 mg cymbalta for 6 yrs. Bad word retrieval issues last 2 yrs. Is cymbalta the cause and will decreasing dose help symptoms?

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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53 yo on 60 mg cymbalta for 6 yrs.  Bad word retrieval issues last 2 yrs.  Is cymbalta the cause and will decreasing dose help symptoms?

Dysnomia: Antidepressants frequently cause word- finding difficulties. Lowering the dose can cause a risk of a depressive relapse. Also, in my experience lowering the dose does not often solve the problem. ...Read more

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Amnesia (Definition)

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